The Rocky Patel Number 6 is only the second cigar I have chosen to written anything about from the brand. The first was on their Super Ligero way back in May of 2015. Since I started smoking cigars I haven’t really gravitated towards Rocky Patel, I’ve tried a handful of their cigars but was never really inspired to write about any of them and since I refuse to write anything negative I just moved on. The Number 6 is worth writing a bit about. The Number 6 was named after the code given to it during the blending process they liked this particular blend so much that the name just stuck. Released in 2019 at, the then named ICPCR trade show, it has been showing up on shelves all over, much to the delight of smokers.
The look of the wrapper is soft, milk chocolate in color, with some mild veining and a slight oil sheen. It feels firm and smooth to the touch with no apparent dead spots. The odor from the body is light however hay and cedar, from the foot the smell is slightly more apparent with the addition of chocolate. The cap cuts cleanly and the cold draw resistance is light. The taste of dried fruit and tobacco (which always reminds me if unsweetened tea) are present. Time to spark it up and get it going.
The first third starts off mild with lots of cream and cedar notes. On the retrohale I don’t pick up much additional flavors. It has a solid and even burn line, the smoke production is ample and feels light on the tongue.
Arriving at the second third the flavor intensifies a little as a dash of pepper comes in mixed with some earth and cedar. The creaminess is still there but more towards the back end. The burn stays consistent as does the smoke. (If you hadn’t noticed I prefer a cigar that produces a fair amount of smoke.)
Moving into the final third the pepper diminishes making way for the rich cream to come back. This is joined by the flavors of bread, and citrus allowing this cigar to finish up on the mild side.
The Number 6 is a nice mellow flavored smooth smoking cigar that I enjoy smoking. With its light approach it lends itself to be a very approachable cigar to anyone. While this can be smoked at any time of the day I feel it pairs great with that morning cup of tea. Go check out your local B&M shop and pick up a few. (Don’t forget about the DR Friendly Shops that offer us members ongoing discounts.)
Wrapper – San Andres
Binder – Nicaraguan
Filler – Nicaraguan
Price: $6.80 – $10.25 depending on vitola
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 pints